On our Accounting and Finance MSc you will explore current theories and cutting-edge techniques. Warwick Business School, ranked 3rd in the UK*, offers you specialist guidance as you explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies.
*By The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
Enhance and develop your background in accounting, while exploring theories and cutting-edge techniques in finance on our MSc Accounting and Finance course. Study accounting in its wider social context, and examine how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies. The course is designed to give you all the accounting and finance tools needed to step into a wide range of financial and accounting careers in an international environment.
- Financial Markets
- Corporate Financial Management
- Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
- Management Accounting and Control
- Financial Accounting: Theory and Context
- Research Methods in Accounting
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- Practice of Investment Management
- Financial Risk Management
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Control
- Auditing and Assurance
You will study six compulsory modules and two optional modules of your choice, one of which must be from Accounting. Finance modules are taken from our very successful MSc in Finance – one of the UK’s top finance courses, as ranked by the Financial Times’ Masters in Finance Pre-experience Ranking 2018.
Students on this MSc will typically receive between 26 and 30 contact hours per module in the form of lecture, seminars, and lab sessions.
Assessment is a mix of exams and coursework with your 12,000 word dissertation bringing all your learning together at the end.
A 10–12,000 word dissertation gives you the opportunity to develop, test, practice and apply the techniques and theories you have gained through your studies. You will be supervised and supported throughout by one of our academic staff or teaching associates and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.
Skills from this degree
- Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful accounting or finance professional
- Elective modules to help you specialise, or explore new areas
- Apply to the QTEM Masters Network Program and spend up to an additional 12 months studying at one or two International Academic Partners, completing an internship, and taking part in a global Data Challenge with fellow QTEM students
- Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
Minimum requirements First Class Honours degree or a high 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Additional Course Costs
Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.
Students are required to purchase their own text books.
We have over £1 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 15% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.
WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews. We regularly post job opportunities, events and workshops on our bespoke online learning environment my.wbs.
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.